The uneven distribution of knappable stone across the landscape had a profound affect on the prehistoric occupants of the region. Access to chert, a static but critical resource, impacted patterns of social and economic adaptations through prehistory. Chert identification continues to play an important role in our interpretation of archaeological sites, therefore a nuanced understanding of the distribution of this key resource at the site, local, and regional level is necessary. Here we use GIS to model the near surface potential of chert availability and present a case study of lithic provisioning and organization conditioned by a chert poor landscape.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - 2015|